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Former Police Officer Becomes Restaurant Owner When Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opens Thursday In Rochester »

August 27, 2015 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Three-Day Grand Opening Includes $2 Sandwiches & Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Former Rochester police officer, Josh Laber, has donned a new uniform: Franchise owner of Dickey's Barbecue Pit. The nation's largest barbecue chain will open with a three-day grand opening party in Rochester this Thursday, August 27.
"The Dickey's family congratulates Josh on his new store opening," says Roland Dickey, Jr., Dickey's CEO. "We look forward to opening our eighth store in Minnesota, bringing Texas-style, slow-smoked barbecue to its third-largest city."
The three-day grand opening includes:

Thursday, August 27 kicks off the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50...

Auto-Lab Franchising Continues To Grow: Auto-Lab Texas Opens Their Second Location »

August 27, 2015 at 11:39AM PDT | Source: Auto-Lab

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON, TX - Auto-Lab Franchising with the partnership of Communitas Auto Group, known as Auto-Lab Texas, continues to grow as they progressively build the most advanced full service automotive repair facilities that Texas has to offer. Following the successful opening of their first location Gleannloch Farms, Auto-Lab Cypress is the second Texas location to open this year. Auto-Lab Cypress is a brand new, top-of-the-line facility equipped with all the latest in automotive repair technology and is staffed with experienced automotive technicians.
“We are pleased and excited to see the opening of our second Houston location come to fruition,” says Stephen R. Wilson, President of Auto-Lab, LLC based in Auburn Hills, Michigan with 28 existing locations...

Tailored Living Expands Market Reach Beyond Residential And Into Commercial »

August 27, 2015 at 11:34AM PDT | Source: Tailored Living

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORANGE, Calif. – Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®, the largest home organization and garage flooring franchise in North America, with 180 franchise territories, is pleased to report a 29% gross sales increase year-to-date compared to last year, with roughly 20% of sales coming from commercial or institutional business.
According to Executives at the Tailored Living corporate office, market reach into the commercial sector is due, in part, to residential customer satisfaction. In a recent customer satisfaction survey conducted by Livingston, Wilson, & Associates, Inc., over 95% of survey respondents said they would refer Tailored Living, and these same respondents ranked Tailored Living as excellent in delivering outstanding value in product, service, quality and price...

Sweet Fall Harvest For Donut Lovers: Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New Reese’s Peanut Butter Squares And Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares »

August 27, 2015 at 10:02AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – This autumn, Dunkin’ Donuts is sweetening the season with the addition of two exciting new donuts to its fall lineup. For the first time, Dunkin’ Donuts has partnered with The Hershey Company to put the tastes of creamy chocolate and REESE’S Peanut Butter together in one tasty treat with the new REESE’S Peanut Butter Square. For pumpkin fans looking to celebrate a favorite flavor of fall in a fun new way, Dunkin’ Donuts has also expanded its famous pumpkin menu with the introduction of the Pumpkin Cheesecake Square. Both items will be available for a limited time at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants beginning August 31.
A creative twist on the classic candy, Dunkin’ Donuts’ new REESE’S Peanut Butter Square is filled with rich and creamy REESE’S peanut butter buttercreme, topped with chocolate icing and finished with an orange icing drizzle to match the colors of the traditional REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups...

Park City Prepares For The Pit With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opening Thursday »

August 27, 2015 at 9:47AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Grand Opening Includes $2 Sandwiches & Dickey's Barbecue Gift Cards
PARK CITY, Utah, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Family friendly Dickey's Barbecue Pit is arriving in Park City on Thursday, August 27 at 11 a.m. To celebrate, the new barbecue restaurant is hosting a three-day grand opening party and the first 50 guests will receive gift cards ranging up to $50.
"Daniel and Stephanie will be opening our 10th Utah location," said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We are thrilled to further expand our footprint across Utah and look forward to becoming a part of this great community."
On Thursday, Dickey's Barbecue will have all day merchandise giveaways. Friday, radio station K-BULL 93 will be on-site from 11 a...

Malcolm Tyson Launches Growth Coach Franchise In Central Maryland »

August 27, 2015 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation. This local franchise serves Upper Marlboro and Bowie as well as Prince George’s, Anne Arundel and Howard counties.
(PRWEB) August 27, 2015 - Malcolm Tyson has always had a passion for helping others. As he worked his way through his educational and professional careers, that passion grew into a love for helping businesses be strong, sound and financially successful. Now his passions are growing once more as Tyson launches his own small business, The Growth Coach of Central Maryland.
The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but coaches also offer one-to-one coaching services, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects as well as alternative financing, business valuation services, sales mapping and more...

Jazzercise Offers Schools Free Dance Parties To Fight Childhood Obesity »

August 27, 2015 at 9:36AM PDT | Source: Jazzercise

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Childhood obesity is on the rise and kids are becoming less active. To get children moving Jazzercise, Inc. is offering free Kids Get Fit dance parties in schools worldwide. Jazzercise Kids Get Fit is a community outreach program designed to help school districts, daycare facilities and community centers promote kids’ fitness as a way of life. These events combine beat-pumping music with high energy, easy to follow dance moves and interactive fitness games designed for school-aged children. The free dance parties are led by certified Jazzercise instructors at their local schools during recess, assembly or P.E. periods for all grade levels. Schools interested in a Kids Get Fit event can contact a Jazzercise location in their area for more information...

DoubleTree By Hilton Expands Presence In New York State With DoubleTree By Hilton Nanuet Hotel Opening »

August 27, 2015 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // NANUET, N.Y. and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton debuts its newest New York offering today with DoubleTree by Hilton Nanuet, a modern 156-room hotel located near the Village of Nyack. Previously a Comfort Inn and Suites, the hotel has completed a multi-million dollar renovation that includes a total redesign of the lobby, fully-updated guest rooms and revamped public areas. DoubleTree by Hilton Nanuet is owned by Rockland Hospitality Associates, LLC and managed by Palisades Lodging Corporation.
“With beautifully-remodeled guest rooms, studio suites and king suites, DoubleTree by Hilton Nanuet will be a premier destination for travelers visiting this picturesque northeast town,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton...

Huddle House Honors Top Franchise Partners At 2015 National Convention »

August 27, 2015 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Huddle House
Huddle House Opportunities Available

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Gregg Hansen of Over Easy Management was named Franchise Partner of the Year as Huddle House recognized its top performing franchise partners during the Huddle House 2015 National Convention.
More than 400 franchisees, operators and vendors converged on the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, GA, for the annual three-day event that featured workshops, the awards celebration dinner and keynote speaker Russ Umphenour, who shared how he and his teams created some of the most respected and iconic chains in the restaurant industry, such as Arby’s, Focus Brands and others.
“The growth and success of Huddle House over the past year would not have been possible without our outstanding franchisees,” said Huddle House CEO Michael Abt...

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Suzanne Dechant As New Regional Vice President »

August 27, 2015 at 8:30AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA - Dunkin' Donuts today announced that Suzanne DeChant has been appointed as Regional Vice President for the Philadelphia / Baltimore / Washington (PBW) region and upstate New York. In this role, Ms. DeChant will be responsible for providing support to Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees and field teams throughout the region. She will report directly to Weldon Spangler, Vice President of Operations, U.S. and Canada at Dunkin' Brands.
An experienced operations and marketing executive, Ms. DeChant has a proven track record of delivering results and developing successful teams in the multi-unit retail and restaurant industries. She has spent the last 14 years with Starbucks Coffee Company, most recently as Regional Vice President of Operations in New York City and also held senior positions in operations and marketing with Papa John’s and Ciao Cucina Restaurants...

Choice Hotels Announces Expansion Of Cambria Hotels & Suites In Bloomington, MN. »

August 27, 2015 at 8:22AM PDT | Source: Cambria Suites

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with franchise partners Ceres Development and Orlean Enterprises, to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in Bloomington, MN. The 160-room Cambria property will be located at the intersection of 28th Avenue South and American Blvd. East in Bloomington, MN and is expected to open in 2017. The hotel will serve Mall of America visitors as well as the surrounding area.
"Cambria hotels & suites continues to experience tremendous growth," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president, Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels International. "This is a great opportunity for our brand, and we're thrilled to once again partner with Ceres to become neighbors with a world-class attraction like the Mall of America...

Snap-on To Present At RBC Capital Markets’ 2015 Industrials Conference »

August 27, 2015 at 8:00AM PDT | Source: Snap-on Tools

KENOSHA, Wis. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - August 27, 2015 - Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA) will present at the 2015 RBC Capital Markets’ Industrials Conference at 8:00 AM Pacific Time on Thursday, September 10, 2015.
The Snap-on management presentation will be broadcast live on the Snap-on Incorporated website. To access the webcast, go to www.snapon.com/sna and click on the link under “Events and Presentations” on the Corporate homepage, or the link found on the Investor Events page. Following the webcast, an archived replay will be available on the company’s Web site for approximately 90 days.
About Snap-on
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks...

Jack In The Box® Raises $35,000 For Seattle Children’s Hospital »

August 27, 2015 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Jack in the Box

Funds were raised from sales of $1 Seattle Mariners decals and a donation match from Jack in the Box
SAN DIEGO - August 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Thanks to the undeniable generosity of the Western Washington community, Jack in the Box® has raised $35,000 for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Throughout July and August, Washingtonians showed their support by purchasing thousands of $1 Seattle Mariners decals at more than 100 participating Jack in the Box restaurants in Western Washington.
In addition to $16,732 raised by the sale of decals in restaurants, local Jack in the Box franchise owners matched net proceeds from the fundraiser and donated an additional $18,268. All proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s in support of its mission to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric diseases...

National Dog Day ‘Begs’ For A Spotlight On Pet Parent Spending »

August 27, 2015 at 7:33AM PDT | Source: Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus Determined to Answer Demand, Adds 15 New Franchise Partners to System
LIVONIA, Mich. - August 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Approximately 60 percent of every dollar in the $58 billion pet industry is spent on man’s best friend. With 54.4 million households claiming a dog as part of their family, annual spending is continuing to rise to colossal heights and pet retailers are expanding at an unprecedented rate to cater to the constantly growing needs of pet parents.
As the nation’s largest pet retail franchise, Pet Supplies Plus continues to expand its presence by partnering with qualified franchisees eager to enter the pet industry. So far this year, the retailer has welcomed 15 new franchisees to the system for a total of 19 new locations in the pipeline...

Marco’s Pizza Takes A Slice Out Of The Global Pizza Market »

August 27, 2015 at 7:29AM PDT | Source: Marco's Pizza
Marco's Pizza Opportunities Available

Nation’s Fastest-Growing Pizza Franchise Steps Up International Expansion with World Franchise Associates Partnership
TOLEDO, Ohio - August 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - After years of exponential growth in the United States, the rest of the world is catching Marco’s Pizza fever. The nation’s fastest growing pizza franchise is taking its biggest step yet in international expansion by partnering with World Franchise Associates to build the brand’s global portfolio.
Marco’s Pizza recently signed an agreement with World Franchise Associates, an international franchise development firm that supports qualified candidates in acquiring area-development, multi-unit, master and multi-country agreements, that will bring the “Ah!thentic” Italian pizza franchise to many of the fastest growing franchise countries, including assisting with a deal in progress for the GCC/Gulf States and North Africa...

RadioShack Is Back »

August 27, 2015 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: RadioShack

RadioShack Announces the Re-Launch of RadioShack for Business, Education, and Government
Qualified Schools, Small and Large Businesses, Governments and Municipalities to Resume Receiving Special Terms and Credit for the Products They Need From Over 1,700 RadioShack Stores Nationwide
FT WORTH, Texas - Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - General Wireless Operations, doing business as RadioShack, announced today the re-launch of their Business, Education and Government commercial accounts business targeted at strengthening the ties between their retail stores and the businesses, municipalities and schools in the communities that the company serves.
"We are deeply rooted in more than 1,200 communities around the country. Having direct relationships with small businesses, schools and local municipalities, and offering them the commercial terms they need to support their programs is a natural extension of our neighborhood consumer electronics stores and our commitment to those local communities," said Marty Amschler, Chief Revenue Officer of RadioShack...

First Dickey's Barbecue Pit To Open On A Military Installation Begins Service August 27 »

August 27, 2015 at 7:17AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Three-Day Grand Opening Includes $2 Sandwiches & Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The first Dickey's Barbecue Pit to open on a military installation begins service this Thursday, August 27 in Fort Leonard Wood. Dickey's is proud to serve Texas-style slow-smoked barbecue to our men and women in uniform, and will offer free barbecue for a year to three guests who attend the grand opening festivities.
Col. Andy Herbst, U.S. Army Garrison commander at Fort Leonard Wood, will cut the ribbon and deliver a speech for the grand opening, held Thursday, August 27, 9:45 a.m.
"Dickey's Barbecue Pit has over 500 locations across the U.S., eight of which are in Missouri," says Roland Dickey, Jr...

TITLE Boxing Club Knocks Out Competition; Ranks As Top Fitness Brand On Inc. 5000 List »

August 27, 2015 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club

Int’l Boxing/Fitness Franchise Nets 1,775 Percent 3-Year Growth; Makes List for Second Year in a Row
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - August 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - There is no shortage of thriving companies in the fitness/health industry but one brand continues to put the rest on the ropes. For the second year in row, TITLE Boxing Club, the nation’s largest boxing fitness franchise, announced its impressive rankings on Inc. magazine’s 5000 List. With a remarkable three-year growth rate of 1,775 percent, Inc. recognized TITLE Boxing Club as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States. Not only did the boxing/fitness franchise rank at No. 250, but the brand was the top fitness franchise on the list...

D.O.G Begins Franchising »

August 27, 2015 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: D.O.G. Hotels

New Locations to Open Across South Florida
August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Miami, FL – Since its debut in 2013, the modern dog daycare and hotel D.O.G, Daycare, Overnight & Grooming, has redefined the way South Florida residents pamper their four-legged friends. Now the company has plans for expansion with one new corporate location in the works and four franchises scheduled to open in the next year. D.O.G. is poised to become the fastest growing pet facility in the state.
After only six months of offering franchises, D.O.G. has secured franchise locations in Aventura, Doral, Coral Gables and Pinecrest. D.O.G Aventura is slated to open this fall, followed by the Coral Gables location which will open in the winter of 2015...

Wyndham Worldwide Receives MBA Orlando "Corporate Ally Of The Year" Award »

August 27, 2015 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Wyndham Worldwide, (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, has been recognized with the “Corporate Ally of the Year” award at Metropolitan Business Association (MBA) Orlando’s 4th Annual Pride in Business Awards Gala on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Each year, MBA Orlando - Central Florida’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce - celebrates LGBT and allied businesses and community leaders who promote diversity and business equality and go above and beyond for the LGBT community.
"Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our Wyndham Worldwide culture, and it is an honor to receive this award from MBA Orlando,” said Sarah King, executive vice president of human resources at Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO)...



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